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A poisonous mushroom (Amanita muscaria) usually having a red or orange cap with white wartlike patches, and containing compounds that have hallucinogenic properties.
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(Plants) a saprotrophic agaricaceous woodland fungus, Amanita muscaria, having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills: poisonous but rarely fatal. See also amanita
[so named from its use as a poison on flypaper]
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a poisonous woodland mushroom, Amanita muscaria, having a glossy red or orange cap with white spots.
[1780–90; formerly used to kill flies]
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fly agaric- A mushroom with a narcotic juice that, in sufficient quantities, is poisonous.
See also related terms for mushroom.
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|Noun||1.||fly agaric - poisonous (but rarely fatal) woodland fungus having a scarlet cap with white warts and white gills|
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
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